Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
. w. bush administration, i think had very impressive achievements in its relationship with intelligence on eastern europe and the collapse of communism there on the ussr, the beginning of the implosion of the soviet union. on the middle east where invested in reviving the middle east peace process, a success. a tremendous, busy, challenging agenda which that administration did well. i will hold my fire on the george w. bush administration because i think history will have to redo that, and i'm not confident that the grades will be very high there. the balkan task force was established in 1992 for a very simple reason. if all of you who made a phone call, and by the way, you make a phone call to the intelligence community, he had a whole bunch of technical agencies, analytical agencies, if you have a pressing need and you want to get that intelligence community to help you, you need to know how to make it work. when we talk about establishing the balkan task force we knew the complexity of the issues in the balkans were virtually unprecedented or most of our experience.